Unboxing Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker

Harman Kardon really packed their Invoke voice activated speaker quite well in the original carton.  In this demo, we show how safely unboxing Microsoft Invoke speaker is done. We also cover how to get at the user docs and AC adapter.  See the next picture showing the speaker, still in the sealed box, just as … Continue reading Unboxing Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker





How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may wish know how to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it shows poor performance, stops answering Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks, or suffers other weirdness. Always try a device reboot first (described here).  This often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting … Continue reading How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker





Power Cord Specs for Invoke Harman Kardon Speaker

Details the power cord specs for the Invoke Microsoft Harman Kardon Cortana speaker.  First, the US version of this AC adapter has folding AC prongs, a four-foot long cord, and is pretty light weight for its larger size.  Next, the AC adapter box end is quite long.  Yet its small width allows  easy fitting into … Continue reading Power Cord Specs for Invoke Harman Kardon Speaker





Reset Harman Kardon Invoke, Hard Factory Reset

You may decide to sell or give your Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker to another person. Or, you wish to link it to a different Microsoft account.  But then again, maybe you want to connect it to a different WiFi network. To unlink this device from its current account and Wi-Fi network, and to restore … Continue reading Reset Harman Kardon Invoke, Hard Factory Reset





How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Invoke Speaker

The Victor Reader Trek portable eBook player, pod catcher, can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker. This allows listening to  podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We demonstrate here how to pair victor reader trek with Invoke speaker by Harman Kardon.  Note that as of this writing, we were … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Invoke Speaker





Reconnecting WiFi on Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way of just reconnecting WiFi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Microsoft Cortana smart speaker.  Thus, to reconnect to Wi-Fi, but to a different Wi-Fi network, you must first completely reset the this speaker to factory default state.  Then, run through the setup procedure again, like setting up a brand new smart … Continue reading Reconnecting WiFi on Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker





Harman Kardon Invoke Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, its parts, and packaging.  Specifically, these come from the various posts we wrote about this Cortana enabled device.  We’ve put these photos together here in our Harman Kardon Invoke picture gallery for easy viewing.  Further, we’ll add more as we add them to new posts … Continue reading Harman Kardon Invoke Picture Gallery





How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Cortana smart speaker by Harman Kardon and Microsoft, in two ways.  You can ask it to raise and lower the volume. Or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker. This post explains how to adjust volume on Microsoft Invoke … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Speaker





How to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke as Bluetooth Speaker

The HK Invoke smart speaker also functions as a Bluetooth speaker.  It sports a Bluetooth button, that you press any time you wish to pair this speaker with a new device.  Paring devices include phones, tablets, media players, streamers, or other media source devices.  In this demo, we show how to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke … Continue reading How to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke as Bluetooth Speaker





How to Set Up Invoke Speaker, Setup Cortana Smart Speaker

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very hard.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  In this post, we list the procedure we used for how to set up Invoke speaker.  We’ll do our best to … Continue reading How to Set Up Invoke Speaker, Setup Cortana Smart Speaker